How do you find you condom size

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How do you find you condom size

Unread postby DArwin » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:04 pm

Hello
I was wondering how I find out what my condom size is and how to shop for it?

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Re: How do you find you condom size

Unread postby Afte.rmath » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 pm

There are sites out there that help you calculate it. From what I know, circumference matters a lot when it comes to condom size. If you're around 4.5 to 5.5 in girth, I think a snug fit is best (but take this with a grain of salt, I'm not an expert.)

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Re: How do you find you condom size

Unread postby Alice M. » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Hi Darwin.

There isn't exactly a "size" per se. Rather, there are brands, materials, styles and fits that may or may not work for you. The best way to figure it out is to experiment with different types and use what feels best.

We have a fantastic guide to these different condoms here: Your Map to the Condom Aisle

Additionally, for support in using them properly (which is important!): Condom Basics: A User's Manual

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Re: How do you find you condom size

Unread postby DArwin » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:13 am

Ok so I tried a couple of different brands of condoms on when I was hard and there felt fine in terms of fitting my girth but they didn't roll down all the way, is that ok? Also, I have small cuts on my hands if I was going to finger somone I could use latex( food grade or doctor grade) gloves and I would be fine right?

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Re: How do you find you condom size

Unread postby Sam W » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 am

When you say they didn't go all the way down, was there just a little bit of space at the bottom? Or was it more that there was an inch or two still uncovered?

And yep, if you have cuts on your hands, gloves are the way to go for any fingering. Just make sure you get the kind that do not have powder in them.

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Re: How do you find you condom size

Unread postby DArwin » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:41 pm

Like it covered my whole dick but I felt like there was still part of the condom could be rolled down

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Re: How do you find you condom size

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:29 am

Ah, okay, got it. As long as that isn't somehow making the condom so loose it comes off during sex, then it's totally fine to have it fit that way.


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